Chuck Colson will always be remembered as on one of the men who broke into the Democratic headquarters in the Watergate Hotel during the election for President of Richard M. Nixon. As reported at DJ recently
, Chuck Colson had been ill and in hospital after a brain surgery procedure. CNN
however is now reporting that Chuck Colson has passed away today.
Colson spent six months behind bars in a federal prison for his part in the break-in at the Watergate Hotel and it was at that time he became a Born-Again Christian.
On his release from prison, Colson founded Prison Fellowship
and also the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview
Prison Fellowship was founded to provide for both the the material and spiritual needs of all prisoners, people who are often "out of sight and out of mind". Colson center was begun as an outlet to equip Christians with a mission which is
to seek the transformation of believers as they apply biblical thinking to all of life
While many will choose to recognize only the dark side of Colson's past, many have found a great deal to admire in a man who once characterized himself in his biography as one who he
"admits he was guilty of political 'dirty tricks'' and willing to do almost anything for the cause of his president and his party."
Beyond that view of himself Colson became a popular whipping boy for the Liberal media during a period of time when Nixon was viewed as a person closely associated with Lucifer himself.
Chuck Colson has been the subject of several tweets; Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R- Kentucky -
"a constant and necessary reminder to those of us in and out of public office of the seductions of power and the rewards of service."
Evangelical commentator and author tweeted; "
The world has lost a brilliant, passionate, persuasive, humble servant in Chuck Colson," and "He showed us all how to live in truth and grace."